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Anticorruption

Anticorruption

The Open Society Foundations are working to secure legal remedies for bribery, the theft of public assets, and money laundering arising from the exploitation of natural resources.

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Recent Work

Voices
Sri Lanka’s New Right-to-Information Law Could Save Lives

For too long, government secrets held Sri Lanka’s democracy back. Now, the law is already shifting power back where it belongs—in the hands of the people.

Voices
Central Asia at History’s Crossroads  

Central Asia’s long history of foreign and domestic repression is well known. Less appreciated, but just as important, is the on-the-ground progress happening across the region every day by civil society activists.

Voices
Q&A: A Rotten Deal in Nigeria and the Global Movement for Transparency

As two major oil companies face court cases over a deal in Nigeria, Global Witness’s Rachel Owens talks about how activists are fighting for transparency and justice—and what the international community can do to help.

Voices
Why a Trial in Paris Marks a Milestone for Anticorruption Activists

The vice-president of Equatorial Guinea faces charges of investing funds in France misappropriated from the national treasury in a precedent-setting trial in France.

Publication
France’s Biens Mal Acquis Affair: Lessons from a Decade of Legal Struggle

Teodorin Obiang, vice president of Equatorial Guinea, is facing trial in Paris on money laundering and corruption charges—due almost entirely to a 10-year legal campaign by French anti-corruption groups.

Event
Grand Corruption Without Borders: U.S. Commitment to Responsible Assets Repatriation
Two panels of experts discuss how repatriation of stolen assets to states ruled by authoritarian and kleptocratic regimes is problematic.